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ION Science has created a series of application-specific Guides to inform you of the hazardous gases found within the industry, and the ideal monitoring tools we have available to detect them.

Download any of the Guides in the series so far by clicking on the links below:

   Benzene Guides: 

The benzene Guides are designed to provide general benzene information, benzene related health issues and benzene legislation, lastly focusing on product discussion and the best monitoring solution for your problem.

It outlines important considerations such as humidity and contamination.  Alongside different types of detection tools; personal, portable and fixed:

The humidity Guides are designed to highlight the importance of understanding humidity and how humidity interference could be affecting your PID results:

The Guides are designed to summarise Fire/Arson Investigation and the possible options for investigating a fire scene:

The three Guides in the series are designed to assist in understanding Soil/Ground Gask Risks, Ground-Gas Explosions and Monitoring Subsurface Gas. The guides outline the need for continuous, unattended monitoring:

The air quality guides focus on the importance of monitoring air quality within the built environment:

This series of guides covers how aromatic gases occur, the specific dangers associated with them and finally how a fixed photoionisation detection (PID) system can be a useful additional monitoring tool to assist in their detection:

Our series of VOC detection guides explain firstly what VOCs are and the potential danger that they pose to society.  Secondly, they look at the different methods which can be used to detect them including PID (photoionisation detection) and finally they will look at the different applications in which PID can be used to detect VOCs:

The Soil Remediation Guides are designed to summarise environmental remediation and the health risks from contaminated land. Along with outlining important considerations such as contamination:

Our series of Hazardous Material Transportation guides explain the potential risk factors and the many possible dangers that can result in accidents occurring via their transportation. PIDs allow first responders to identify the dangerous conditions of an area. At the scene of an accident, PID sensors can monitor the ambient air for parts per million (ppm) concentrations of the (TVOCs) to evaluate the danger:

Our series of Toxic Gases In A Laboratory Environment guides explain the potential risk factors where experiments or research is carried out toxic gas are likely to be present. Gases originating from aldehydes or alcohols e.g. ethanol, isopropanol and formaldehyde are commonly found due to the type of work being done. It is important that these gases are monitored regularly and accurately to ensure the air quality of the people that are working there and also the important work that is being done in this environment remains unaffected.

Our series of Leak Detection Guides explain the wide variety of gases found within a pharmaceutical or medical laboratory. Many have no taste, colour or smell, which makes it difficult to tell if a gas leak is present. A gas leak from a cylinder or fixed pipe gas system poses a series risk that can cause a potentially fatal incident or hazard within a laboratory environment.

Gases and particulates arising from human activity face exactly the same processes as those realised naturally: being either photochemically oxidised and-or in forming and condensing on particulates which ultimately fall out as dust or rain. However, the sheer volume of certain ‘primary pollutants’ discharged by human activity can be hazardous in itself, as well as in generating ‘secondary pollutants’ through various reactions.

Toluene is the common name for methylbenzene, a commercially important intermediate chemical produced throughout the world in enormous quantities. The general population is exposed to toluene mainly through inhalation of vapour in ambient air or from cigarette smoke. Apart from risks associated with occupational exposure, toluene poses special hazards to glue-sniffers, who intentionally abuse solvent mixtures containing this chemical.

Propylene oxide is used in the production of polyethers (the primary component of polyurethane foams) and propylene glycol. Short-term exposure to propylene oxide by humans and animals can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation. Dermal contact can cause skin irritation and necrosis in humans. Propylene oxide is also a mild central nervous system (CNS) depressant in humans.